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FICO Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great working environment, good work life balance" (in 61 reviews)

  • Flexible Work Timings & Work from home Option (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Little regard to work life balance and overall client satisfaction (in 28 reviews)

  • no women or people of color found in upper management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work for young people, not sure about long term growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn about the credit industry
    Pay is competitive, lots of exposure to clients and data

    Cons

    Long term growth isn't a big thing here, many "lifers" who seem somewhat stuck.


  2. "Sr. Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company growth, Pay scale above average

    Cons

    Poor culture. Poor leadership. Do not truly care for the wellbeing of thier employees.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees, share the stock through ESPP.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "underappreciated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - flexible hours and you can work from home if you need to
    - good pay

    Cons

    - Bad insurance plan with extremely high deductible that is basically like not having insurance at all
    - I know several people who had to work weeks straight no weekends, 14 hour days (luckily this was not me)
    - feel underappreciated/basically ignored by management and they're too busy to ever discuss anything with you
    - no women or people of color found in upper management
    - uses outdated/extremely niche technology no one else uses and won't update it

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your employees or they're going to leave


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "NOT immigrant friendly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to many clients.
    Close to home if you live nearby
    work life balance is good for most people, though not everyone

    Cons

    Snail legal (both business and immigration).
    It's almost impossible to get a green cards thru FICO. They claim they sponsor green cards just to trick you to join, then suddenly bring out company rules that you never heard of during the hiring process to say that you have to wait in internal lines, which does not have an expected wait time at all. It's common to wait 3-4 years or even longer.
    Very last-century technology.
    As most old companies, they are slow to innovate if at all.
    People all APPEAR very friendly, but when you need them, you realized that they are really just all for themselves.
    The groups are in silo.
    I don't sense a collaborative culture or a common goal among employees.
    Poor health insurance. the lowest deductible is $3000-5000 (depending on individual or family)

    Advice to Management

    start with being honest to your employees, and catching up with the rest of the tech world


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with great client exposure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Chance to be exposed to several different Fortune 500 clients especially if you are in a sales focused position
    - Overall growing business in various fields
    - Smart and very communicative people, who are mostly very helpful
    - Working from home opportunity
    - Above average pay

    Cons

    - The health insurance options. There are only two options if you are outside of CA, and both have huge deductibles you should meet, if you need the slightest discounts on any office visit/drug prescriptions

    Advice to Management

    Improve the health insurance benefits, and find more opportunities to unite your employees


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic work environment!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks and breakfast on Mondays.

    Cons

    Combative and hostile individuals. Terrible culture, politics, backstabbing and petty children, no professionalism. Lack of communication across all teams. Inexperience and inept management.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, your ship is sinking. You need to bring in professional help to get this company back on track. Review your HR personnel and renew all levels of staff.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of growth and overworked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work from home opportunities. Intelligent employees.

    Cons

    Constantly changing projects with unknown reasons for known success. Managers lack managing skills to promote growth. Women are not provide career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide success criteria so employees know how to achieve success.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented people work here for FICO, free snacks available.

    Cons

    Compensation on the lower end, Medical insurance provided is not very good. Upper management does not care about employees.Absolutely no raise provided. No scope to improve yourself in the company to go to the next level. Poor work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees to go to the next level.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "FICO: good for your resume, terrible for your career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytical Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Analytical Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of Chinese co-workers around you so China is off your bucket list.
    Free coffee and ramen noodles.
    Good gym. Great location,

    Cons

    HR shamelessly solicits positive glassdoor reviews.
    Legal department harasses former employees.
    Last century programming tools and terrible computing infrastructure.
    Modern programming languages and cloud solutions are ignored.
    Too much politics and very little innovation.
    Talented scientists are thrown under the bus of stack ranking employee performance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting talent. Embrace modern era cloud infrastructure and programming tools. Abolish performance ranking.


  11. "Lead Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    limited opportunity to apply cutting edge technology



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